LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2019 — The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region will close its shelter at the Mason Recreation Center (10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311), effective immediately as all shelter residents have safely returned home or found other accommodations.
The Red Cross will continue to operate its three shelters at the Sylmar Recreation Center, Granada Hills Recreation Center and the Northridge Recreation Center providing a safe place to stay, food, emotional support and health services for the community. The Red Cross is committed to being of service until all residents can safely return to their home and/or begin the process of repairing and rebuilding.
Red Cross Shelters: STILL OPEN
Anyone who needs a safe place to go can find open Red Cross shelters at redcross.org/shelter or by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App.
The Saddleridge Fire serves as a reminder on the importance of being prepared for disasters big and small. The Red Cross offers these safety steps you should follow:
A wildfire can spread very quickly, leaving you little time to get to safety. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice and obey all evacuation orders from officials.
Don’t return home until officials say it’s safe to do so.
For more information and paeparedness tips visit redcross.org/wildfire.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission For more information, please visit redcross.org/la or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA or @CruzRojaLA.